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The Times They are A-Changin’: Cannabis and Our Kids

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Last November, Massachusetts’ voters passed a measure legalizing the use of recreational marijuana by adults 21 and older. The new law—passed by 54 percent of voters—allows adults to use marijuana at home and makes Massachusetts one of eight U.S. states to legalize its recreational use. …

With the legal tide shifting, and public perception evolving, questions loom: How might this affect our kids? How do we talk to them about it? And what do we know about the effects of cannabis on the adolescent Brain?

Read more in the Digital Edition of the Fall 2017 Issue of WellesleyWeston Magazine!

WTP Moves Across Town To The Wellesley Theatre Project Studios at the Wellesley Community Center – Open House and Hamiltunes Party to Celebrate Oct 14th

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Wellesley Theatre Project [WTP] is expanding into newly renovated classroom and rehearsal space at the Wellesley Community Center. WTP is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that has provided youth performing arts education, summer camps and community outreach programs in Wellesley for over five years.

The Wellesley Community Center, the largest common civic organization in town, a private 501 (c)(3),
is home to a growing list of many private, public and town-wide organizations including the The Rotary
Club, The Girl and Boy Scouts of Wellesley, and many more. Starting in October, Wellesley Theatre
Project, will expand its footprint at the Community Center with a total of three newly renovated Studios.
WTP will use the Wellesley Theatre Project Studios at the Wellesley Community Center for all of its
offerings, including performing arts classes, small scale productions, and one-week summer camps. Large
cast productions will continue to be presented at larger local venues. Join us for Madagascar: A Musical
Adventure, Jr. at Babson College’s Sorenson Center this November 17th, 18th, and 19th.

Wellesley Theatre Project will hold an Open House and Hamiltunes: An American Singalong Party to
Celebrate on Saturday, October 14, from 3-6pm (Hamiltunes: An American Singalong will begin at 4pm).

Hamiltunes: An American Singalong is is an official licensed event from the producers of the Tony-Award
winning musical, Hamilton. Attendees will get to sing along to official instrumental tracks of the entire
show. Join us and show off your rap skills! All members of the community are invited to see the
renovated studios and stay for Hamiltunes: An American Singalong.

Registration is open for WTP’s Fall classes and third annual production of A Christmas Carol.
For more information on The Wellesley Theatre Project Studios at the Wellesley Community Center,
Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, Jr., A Christmas Carol, classes, or productions, please visit
here or call 781- 235-1550.

JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School, Offers Robotics/STEM Events

Monday, October 9th

Sukkot Design Challenge

10:00-11:30am

JCDS (57 Stanley Avenue, Watertown, MA)

Join JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School on Columbus Day for engineering and robotics activities! This event is for children ages 4-12, and supervised siblings are welcome.

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Tuesday, December 19th

Admissions Information Session: STEM Education Through a Jewish Lens

9:00-11:00am

JCDS (57 Stanley Avenue, Watertown, MA)

The Admissions Information Session is a wonderful opportunity to meet current JCDS parents, see our learning community in action, and engage with our leadership team. On December 19th, learn about our innovative, pioneering STEM curriculum and how our talented team of educators incorporates engineering, robotics, and design thinking with Jewish education.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Gavi Elkind, Director of Admissions, at GaviE@jcdsboston.org or 617-972-1733.